After Charlie's first day in the hospital he continued to have antibiotic treatments through his IV every morning and every night for about 2 hours. It was so hard to be away from him! I mentioned in my last post that Landon decided to work the week we were in the hospital and take the next week off, since he would be able to spend more time with him at home. So every morning before work Landon came to see Charlie and then he came on his lunch and then right after work. That was definitely the highlight of my day every day when we were all together. Every time Landon would come, he missed Charlie so much that he couldn't hold back tears when he finally got to hold him and be with him again. It melts me watching Landon be a daddy! He's the sweetest and loves Charlie SO much.
Suzette brought in Landon's baby book and it was soooo fun to look through it and see the resemblance between Charlie and his daddy. He totally has Landon's beautiful skin tone (everyone thought he was jaundice, but nope, he just has beautiful olive skin!) and just looks SO much like his daddy. When I first found out we were having a boy one of the first things out of my mouth was, "a mini LANDON!" :)
|by the way, he's so smart! Look at him holding his binky in!|
I was actually surprised how natural everything came to me. I have always been pretty nervous around newborns, but I wasn't nervous around Charlie. He hardly cries, but sometimes he would get REALLY frustrated when I fed him before my milk came in. His whole body would turn red and he would cry and it almost sounded like he was saying, "uh uh! uh uh! uh uh!" So when he started screaming, I would just stop and do skin to skin and he would calm instantly. It's my favorite thing and seriously so sweet.
On our second night in the hospital, we got to have dinner together as a family. Alta View does this cute thing where they provide dinner for the new moms and dads with a little table cloth. It was like our first "date night" with Charlie. He was wide awake and just starting at us the whole time. It was so cute. They even had sparkling apple juice so we did a cheers to Charlie. :)
Finally Friday morning came and we were given the good news that he passed all of his tests and that we could go HOME! Best news ever. Landon came in the morning again, and then headed into work for a bit while his mom, my mom, and I finished packing up my room and getting ready to leave. Oh, I also had to get my staples out... gross! Landon came back once we were ready around noon and we were SO happy to go home! I thought I would feel more nervous, but I was just so ready.
|He was so happy, just so sick of taking pictures ha!|
We spent the rest of the day resting, cuddling, and loving on our Charlie. For dinner, my parents wanted to bring us Olive Garden but my mom was feeling so sick. I felt terrible! But they still got dinner for us and Mary and Joey brought it over--thanks mom and dad! Jolene was SO excited to meet her cousin Charlie and baby Kate suddenly seemed like a giant compared to Charlie.
It's so amazing to have Charlie HOME and I can't wait to share more pictures and stories from our blissful first week. :)